Under UCSI University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the
MQA-approved Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry aims
to produce professional and ethical graduates who are capable of
contributing to the local and global science & technology industry
for the advancement of quality pharmaceutical products, research
and development. The programme seeks to instill learners with
life-long learning to develop creative, critical problem-solving skills
with good communication, management and leadership skills.
Using a mixed-mode structure, this structural combination of
coursework and dissertation oﬀers advanced knowledge in
pharmaceutical analytical techniques, as well as ‘elective’
management courses under the Faculty of Business & Information
Science. To facilitate teaching and learning, UCSI University provides
computer labs, teaching / research laboratories, a library equipped
with online database search services, modern postgraduate
teaching and research instruments, as well as highly dedicated
experienced academics and active researchers. The programme
also stipulates the completion of individual research projects over
|B.Sc. in Pharmacy OR a B Pharm (Hons) degree OR related undergraduate degree
||Minimum average of 60%.
Equivalent undergraduate degree in related field may be accepted with a minimum average of 60% or minimum CGPA of 3.0
|Faculty to assess before admission
Minimum IELTS of 6.0 (overall and in each section) or TOEFL 550/230/80 to be obtained before admission.
English language course exemption:
Applicants who are pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in other universities that use English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from taking English classes at UCSI University if the alma mater’s Registrar issues an official letter indicating so to the University. Applicants may be required to attend an interview, conducted by UCSI’s faculty experts, or sit for a written test before they are accepted for admission. Prior to the interview, the applicant is also required to submit a research proposal.
Graduates may work in manufacturing, quality control, research and development, or in marketing or management;
in the government services at drug regulatory agencies, hospitals or clinical chemistry laboratories; or as
pharmaceutical education lecturers or researchers. The Master of Science Pharmaceutical Chemistry graduates can
also advance further into various academic opportunities worldwide in research and academics.
**Duration of Research II is subjected to progress and
completion of research project.
|Semester 1 (August – December)
- Research Methodology
- Biostatistics and Experimental Design
- Chemistry of Drug Design and Discovery
- Advanced Separation Sciences
- Research I*
|Semester 2 (February - June)
- Advances in Spectroscopy
- Research II*
*The duration of candidature is dependent on the completion of taught courses and progress of research project.
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